Hoarder vs. Clutterer.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOARDER AND A CLUTTERER.
While both terms are used to denote someone who accumulates many things to the point of it becoming a problem there still is a difference.
- Someone who Hoards has psychiatric condition that affects less than 1 % of the population.
- The person obsesses over his stuff and will most likely not find a solution unless professional help is sought.
- The collected stuff will cause serious distress and discomfort and will limit the person's ability to make good use of his house or rooms. They will not take out trash and will often keep about anything.
- Cluttering affects millions of people.
- Someone that lives amongst clutter accumulates without much thought and would probably be able to make the changes themselves if motivated enough to do so.
- Often this will never get to such an extreme point as to debilitate the persons freedom and comfort.
They will be able to take out trash and throw things away if given enough reason.